The Transfer of Heavy Metals from Contaminated Soils into Agricultural Plants in High Tatras Region

https://doi.org/10.17221/600-CJFSCitation:Tóth T., Tomáš J., Lazor P., Bajčan D., Jomová K. (2009): The Transfer of Heavy Metals from Contaminated Soils into Agricultural Plants in High Tatras Region. Czech J. Food Sci., 27: S390-S393.
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The problems of soil hygiene and contents of the following heavy metals: cadmium, cobalt and nickel in the productive parts of plants in the location of Agricultural Cooperative Štrba in Poprad County were discussed in the presented work. Above-mentioned location is found in the neighbourhood with a chemical factory Chemosvit Svit. The achieved results show that the soil hygiene in this region is mainly affected by the activity of this chemical factory. This factory is producing many risky substances and their results can be seen in the condition of soil hygiene and in the quality of farmed plants. The results of monitored heavy metals (Cd, Co, Ni) prove that the content of cadmium and nickel is the main polluting factor of soil in this region. The increased contents of these elements in soil produce a high risk of the uptake to plants. This further affects the technological quality along with the quality of hygiene of farmed products and finally the food itself as well. A higher attention needs to be paid to cobalt too, because it proved quite high cumulation ability in soil.
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